Of course, aside from the obvious direct human benefits, there's at least one other reason to be excited about the ability to grow organs in a dish: clinical drug testing. A new project from Los Alamos National Laboratory provides scientists with a "desktop human," complete with a synthetic liver, heart, lung, and kidney. The device, known as the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer (or ATHENA), is designed for mass production and easy use in a lab setting, with each organ about the size of your iPhone's screen. Researchers eventually hope to build a more complex system that integrates body processes like blood flow and metabolism. Click to the next page to see an artist's rendering of ATHENA.
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